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AFRICAN CONGO COPPER BLADED AXE
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AFRICAN CONGO COPPER BLADED AXE #9276

A highly prized copper bladed axe from the SAPO-SAPO or SONGYE peoples the Congo, the axe of hand beaten copper, the top of the wooden handle intricately inlaid with small pieces of lead, the hand beaten blade with a triangle of blade cut away. Overall 12 inches, the blade 6¼ x 6½ inches. #9276lo

These axes were highly prized amongst the Africans and were used both as symbols of wealth and dignity and as currency weapons and it is unusual to find them inlaid with the lead decoration.

 

£250.00

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